Black Moon by Holly Hood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book picks up right up where we are left in Twisted Magic. Hope just seems to be getting deeper and deeper into situations she isn't sure how to deal with, and it is becoming more and more challenging to know who she can trust. Slade seems to be running away and leaving her on her own to deal with a variety of new and terrifying situations. Hutch is right there to provide support both emotionally and physically, however, there is still a lot of mystery that surround him. Hope doesn't want to misuse her power and struggles to maintain her life and relationships with her family and friends as best she can in the face of a lot of adversity.
I was still mostly pissed with Slade during the first half of this book because it felt like he wasn't being helpful and definitely wasn't giving Hope the support she needed. Hutch still seemed like he was really just there for Hope, but we definitely get to see some other sides of Hutch as the story progresses, and I was left with a lot more questions than answers about him. We also get to meet K, and he is definitely a character I want to know more about. He's pretty scary and is definitely dark, but there is something to be said for someone who says what is likely the truth because they don't seem to care about the feelings of anyone else. There is a strange honesty there, and it makes for some really intriguing possibilities.
I'm back on team Slade, but I know that there will likely be a lot more ups and downs before he and Hope are likely to have a happy easy relationship with one another. Hope seems to be getting more confident in her powers even if she chooses not to use them, and I am excited to see how all of that comes into play as she is forced to go down some roads she would not choose if she weren't looking out for those she cares about. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment in this series.
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